Monday, July 13, 2015

Arshad Warsi replaces Kapil Sharma in the hit laughter riot TV show ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’

All the rumors regarding the ace standup comedian Kapil Sharma’s hit TV show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ going off the air were laid to rest after the makers of the show finally convinced Bollywood actor and famous comedian Arshad Warsi aka Circuit of the Sanjay Dutt MUNNABAHI series, to anchor the show. 

According to latest reports ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ which is the most popular show on Colors channel shot their new episode featuring promotion of Bollywood upcoming film DRISHYAM’s Team with Ajay Devgn and Tabu joining the show. The episode was shot at Film City on Monday, with Arshad Warsi ably filling the void created by Kapil Sharma’s absence. 

A member of the show said, “Though Arshad Warsi did a good job but the absence of Kapil Sharma was deeply felt.”


It may be noted after Kapil Sharma complained of back ache problem due to slipped disc while working out, doctors treating him have recommended him complete bed rest. Hence the news of Kapil Sharma being out of action for a couple of weeks created ruckus and rumors mill went abuzz that the show is going off air. 

Creative director of the show Preeti Simoes, informed media, “When Kapil Sharma informed us of his back ache issue and expressed to take a long break, we had initiated talks with many famous Bollywood personalities who are expert in such talk’s shows like Karan Johar, Sajid Khan, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Arjun Kapoor etc. and all have agreed to support us.”

She added, “After Arshad Warsi has done one episode others actors may take the show forward until Kapil Sharma recovers. All others on the show i.e. Sidhu Paaji (Navjot Singh), Suneel Grover (Gutthi), Asgar Ali(Daadi), Palak (Kiku Sharda) and the other comedians will continue to entertain as routine.” 

It may be noted that Kapil Sharma shot his last episode with Salman Khan, who appeared on the show to promote his upcoming movie BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN.

M.S.Viswanathan (1928-2015) - The Music Legend Passes Away

M.S.Viswanathan, fondly called as MSV, one of the greatest music directors of Indian cinema who has composed music for as many as 1200 films in a career spanning more than five decades passed away this morning at around 4.30 am. 

MSV has composed worked will all the doyens of Tamil cinema.and the list includes lyricists Kannadasan, Vaali, Vairamuthu, singers T.M.Soundararajan, P.B.Srinivas, K,J,Yesudoss, S.P.Balasubramaniam, P.Susheela, S.Janaki, Vaani Jayaram, directors Krishnan Panju, Bhimsingh, K.Balachander, Sreedhar, actors MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Rajini, Kamal...

Listen to MS. Viswanathan Songs on Raaga.com

MSV has is also a singer and he has crooned in his music and also the songs composed by other music directors such as Ilaiyaraja, A.R.Rahman an Yuvan Shankar Raja 

As a music director he worked together with Ramamurthy in 700 films. He has also shared joint credit with Ilaiayraja for a couple of films and his son Yuvan Shankar Raja for the remake of 'Thillu Mullu'. He has also acted in films.

The legendary composer was always known to be a modest and kind person who always used to address everyone in a respectful tone. 

We convey our deep condolences for the bereaved Family of the musical genius and also prayers for his soul to rest in peace.

Kareena Kapoor and the Khan ‘Trio’ give a miss to Shahid Kapoor’s fat wedding reception in Mumbai

The fat wedding reception hosted by HAIDER actor Shahid Kapoor at Mumbai’s Palladium Hotel in Lower Parel was a star-studded affair with Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Shraddha Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Kriti Sanon, Genelia D'Souza, Kangana Ranaut, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Imtiaz Ali, Vikas Bahl etc making their presence felt. 

Other notable personalities who attended the wedding reception included Sonu Sood, Abbas-Mastan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Siddharth Roy Kapur.


However what was most surprising was that none of the Khan Trio –Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan was spotted. Interestingly even all the actresses with whom the flamboyant Shahid Kapoor dated prior marriage notably Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha also gave a miss despite rumors that they all were invited at the function. 

A live band welcomed all the guests with marvelous music in the backdrop at the entrance of the hotel. Shahid donned in a three-piece suit with a bow designed by Kunal Rawal looked suave and debonair looking typically like a Hollywood film hero.


His wife Mira too looked stunning in a rose gold crop top and blue and white Manish Malhotra lehenga. Her beauty was enhanced by with jewels from Nirav Modi's Luminance Collection, wearing a bracelet, cascading earrings and ring. The couple arrived hand-in-hand and looked picture perfect.

Among the first guests to arrive were Shahid's biological mother Neelima Azeem, aunt Ratna Pathak Shah (Mrs. Naseeruddin Shah) with her sons Vivaan and Imaad, Tusshar Kapoor and designer Masaba Gupta. Later Shahid Kapoor’s father veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor and his wife Supriya Pathak came shying away from the camera. 

Star of Millennium Amitabh Bachchan blessed the couple and spend some quality time with Pankaj Kapoor and his wife Supriya Pathak. 

The reception decor was done by stylist Rachana Lucknowala, who had designed superstar Salman Khan's sister Arpita's wedding reception last year.

The softer side of the dark ‘Gabbar Singh’ aka Amjad Khan

With the dark and the villainous character of Gabbar Singh in Amitabh Bachchan’s super hit film SHOLAY, legendary actor Amjad Khan become famous as the loveable wicket man on Indian Screen.

In the mid 70’s when eminent villains like Danny, Ajit, Premnath, Prem Chopra, Jeevan, etc were ruling the roost suddenly with SHOLAY, Amjad Khan became a star villain overnight throwing many famous villains out of job.

With Amitabh Bachchan donning the Superstar cap, Amjad Khan became the Superstar villain and the duo gave hit after hit films like KAALIYA, GANGA KI SAUGANDH, LAAWARIS, MUQADDAR KA SIKANDAR, MR. NATWARLAL, NASSEB…the list is quite long.


However the man with fierce looks, menacing persona and terrifying baritone was a golden man at heart. Recently his son, Shadaab Khan who has turned writer, after his failure as an actor, reveled an interesting anecdote how his father was a kind man at heart.

On the eve of the release of his book ‘Murder in Bollywood’ Shadaab Khan recalled, “I used to generally accompany papa during his shooting. Once on a Saturday morning, when we reached the studio a poor man halted our car at the studio gate and pleaded papa to help him with money for his daughter’s wedding. Papa assured him and asked to meet him on Sunday morning at our residence.”

He continued, “As promised the man came to our residence on Sunday morning but since on Sunday film producers thronged our house to discuss film projects with papa hence the man could not meet him. He waited till late night and went back. Later when papa remembered about him he handed me double the amount promised to the man and asked me to hunt the man and pay him.”

“When I reasoned papa for doubling the amount, he said, ‘I made the man wait double the time he was meant to. So, it’s only fair that I give him twice the amount,” reminisced Shadaab Khan.